This military ClipArt gallery offers 25 illustrations of other, less commonly seen weapons used in the military, such as axes and blunt weapons.

A battle ax having no spike or beak on the opposite side, but an extremely elongated blade.

Danish Ax

A battle ax having no spike or beak on the opposite side, but an extremely elongated blade.

"A battle-ax used by the Franks, of which the typical form is a head long in proportion to its width, and expanding toward a convex curved edge, the general direction of which forms a considerable angle with the handle." -Whitney, 1911

Francisca, Throwing Axe

"A battle-ax used by the Franks, of which the typical form is a head long in proportion to its width,…

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer, time of Henry VIII; 3, Martel-de-fer, time of Edward VI; 4, Martel-de-fer with hand-gun, time of Queen Elizabeth." -Century, 1889

Four Axes

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer,…

An example of a weapon used during biblical times.

Battering Ram

An example of a weapon used during biblical times.

Bronze battle-ax from the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Battle-ax

Bronze battle-ax from the Bronze and Iron Ages.

A blunt weapon used for in close combat.

Bronze Club

A blunt weapon used for in close combat.

The catapult, a machine used for throwing heavy darts.

Catapult

The catapult, a machine used for throwing heavy darts.

A catapult as used during the Roman Empire. The catapult is an effective device used to hurl an object a great distance without the assistance of explosive devices.

A Catapult

A catapult as used during the Roman Empire. The catapult is an effective device used to hurl an object…

A catapult that propels items at a further distance than a standard catapult.

A Long Catapult

A catapult that propels items at a further distance than a standard catapult.

A weapon used during medieval times.

Cheval de Fris

A weapon used during medieval times.

An Indian war club used in battle.

War Club

An Indian war club used in battle.

Crossbow and quarrel.

Crossbow

Crossbow and quarrel.

The internal workings of the English Mills No. 5 hand grenade.

English Grenade

The internal workings of the English Mills No. 5 hand grenade.

"Falcon-bill of about 1450. A form of martel-de-fer, distinguished by its slightly curved and sharp point." -Whitney, 1911

Falcon Bill

"Falcon-bill of about 1450. A form of martel-de-fer, distinguished by its slightly curved and sharp…

Instead of a standard bouchon assembly being used this grenade is equipped with a Percussion Plug Assembly, Mark I, containing the striker, primer and standard two inch length Bickford fuse. The grenade is ignited by means of first, removing the percussion cover of cap, then knocking or striking the head of the striker sharply against a hard object or against the body.

Cross-Section of a Grenade

Instead of a standard bouchon assembly being used this grenade is equipped with a Percussion Plug Assembly,…

A small axe with a short handle, to be used with one hand.

Hatchet

A small axe with a short handle, to be used with one hand.

An illustration of a small hatchet.

Small Hatchet

An illustration of a small hatchet.

A collection of Native American war clubs, weapons used for war.

Indian War Clubs

A collection of Native American war clubs, weapons used for war.

An illustration of a 13th century mace. A mace is a simple weapon or ceremonial club or virge that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. A development of the club, a mace differs from a hammer in that the head of a mace is radially symmetric so that a blow can be delivered equally effectively with any side of the head. A mace consists of a strong, heavy wooden, metal-reinforced, or metal shaft, with a head made of stone, copper, bronze, iron or steel.

13th Century Mace

An illustration of a 13th century mace. A mace is a simple weapon or ceremonial club or virge that uses…

An illustration of a 15th century mace.

15th Century Mace

An illustration of a 15th century mace.

An illustration of a mace also known as the holy water sprinkler and morning-star mace.

Holy Water Sprinkler Mace

An illustration of a mace also known as the holy water sprinkler and morning-star mace.

A mangonel (derived from Greco-Latin word manganon, meaning "engine of war") was a type of catapult or siege machine used in the medieval period to throw projectiles at a castle's walls. The exact meaning of the term is debatable, and several possibilities have been suggested. It may have been a name for counterweight artillery (trebuchets), possibly either a fixed-counterweight type, or one with a particular type of frame.

Mangonel

A mangonel (derived from Greco-Latin word manganon, meaning "engine of war") was a type of catapult…

"A Sling is a short leather strap having a string secured to each end, by which a stone is hurled."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sling and Slinger

"A Sling is a short leather strap having a string secured to each end, by which a stone is hurled."—(Charles…

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

Sword and axe

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

"The romans had no knowledge of gunpowder, siege cannon, or field guns; but the place of modern artillery was supplied by what in general were called tormenta. These were powerful engines for hurling missiles, the propelling force being furnished by the twisting of rope, sinews, or hair. They were used in siege operations rather than in ordinary battle."

Tormenta Within a Fortified Camp

"The romans had no knowledge of gunpowder, siege cannon, or field guns; but the place of modern artillery…